Shelter Harbor Inn

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$30 and under
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The Shelter Harbor Inn offers deluxe comfort food in a traditional farmhouse setting in Westerly, Rhode Island. The quaint venue offers unique international cuisine such as lemon pepper salmon, pork chop with apples and a hearty lobster pot pie. The Shelter Harbor Inn serves specialties on a daily basis and are subject to change.

Guests are offered dishes made using the finest quality meat and seafood ingredients available. Chefs at the Shelter Harbor Inn seek to preserve the historic culture of the estate while providing hearty meals and traditional cuisine guaranteed to give guests a happy heart and full stomach upon leaving.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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vipSueS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at the Shelter Harbor Inn was fantastic! The updated decor was beautiful, inviting and warm. Having been to the Shelter Harbor Inn many times over the past 30 years, it was wonderful to see the transformation. The Inn feels modern, but comfortable and stylish without any pretense. Kudos to the chef! The food was delicious -- the scallops and risotto were cooked perfectly and the tiramisu for dessert was one of the best we have every had. Our server, Kathleen, was excellent! Friendly, knowledgable and really made us feel at home. We are so happy to see the Shelter Harbor Inn restored so well. We will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent calamari, great jambalaya, very good pasta primavera. Waitress pleasant and attentive. Chef came out upon request to be complemented. And the dessert was a whole roasted miniature sugar pumpkin with ice cream, awesome. Will definitely be going back.

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Enewb
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was our second visit to the inn for dinner. Our first trip was excellent, but our second was just okay. Our server was great, but there appeared to be not a lot of communication going on between the hostess, the busboy and waitress. It wasn’t a particularly busy night, but things seemed haphazard. My meal was excellent. I had a steak, it was prepared as requested and served hot. My wife’s salmon was not bad, but a little on the dry side.

The atmosphere is great, I am sure that we will return, but thought you would appreciate the feedback.

Ian
Westerly

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Maura
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance, service and food. Server was friendly and added to the experience.

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BintouC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Dinning experience was very pleasant. The staff pleasant and very accommodating

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HoytG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Atmosphere was wonderful but drink order was slow and main course took 50 minutes after order. Rolls were served cold. Food was ok. They can only get better!

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RussM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Dining Experience. The service, atmosphere, and food exceeded our expectations

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 15 Year Anniversary. The entire experience was amazing! If you like shrimp, have the Shrimp and Grits.

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vipGabe
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful meal - great service, menu, & ambiance. Highly recommend.

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Morsel
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

lovely quiet gracious space. Food more than adequate.

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CarenB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The renovated restaurant has great atmosphere. The food and service were excellent. We will definitely go back again soon and recommend to others as well.

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Debby
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on vacation in Weekapaug for 2 1/2 weeks, we ate at Shelter Harbor 5 times and enjoyed every dinner that we had there. The place is beautiful and the staff is wonderful! Will be going back again next year!

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This lovely New England Inn is nicley located near Watch Hill and Westerly, RI.
It is under new ownership.
I believe that the rooms have all been renovated and they were booked to capacity in the Inn.
The restaurant was very quiet when we were there. We initially sat under the tent outside, but the insects drove us indoors.
The decor has a slightly exotic/Eastern feel [as opposed to a traditional New England style].
The food was very good and had a creative twist like the lobster sliders.
The grounds are attractive, and we had a very relaxing, enjoyable experience.

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RoccotheEye
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was great. Our server Kathleen was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and the wait staff are super! Our new favorite Westerly spot!

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sissalsor
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time and Macy our server was wonderful

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JacquelineS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely, special restaurant. The atmosphere makes you feel like it must be a special occasion to be here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

We went for my friends birthday. I understand staff is low because of COVID but I had to find our waitress for more drinks. Appetizer plates were sitting in front of us when our meals came. I know a friend of my was being difficult because of lack of attention but service was poor

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Debby
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so happy that Shelter Harbor Inn is open again with beautiful updates..and a spa. Will be going back again this Saturday with friends!

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Shelter Harbor Inn is back and it's as good as it ever was. Liked everything but the steak was a little tough- done right just a bit tough for a strip steak. Everything else was great. Thank you!

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Bethl
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and the food was wonderful!

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vipBevg
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very dissatisfied
It was my birthday dinner and the food was terrible
I would never go back
Had ordered the ribs and the salmon both were sub par....

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ELLENK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a small wedding reception taking place the evening of our reservations.
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary so it was lovely to watch the bride and groom and family enjoying their evening. We ate outside under the tent and thoroughly enjoyed our very attentive waitress and our wonderful dinner. We will definitly revisit Shelter Harbor and have highly recommended it friends.

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vipEatoutoften
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I ordered the tuna tacos - bore no resemblance to any taco I’ve ever seen - fine if it tasted good but no! My husbands ribs were great. Service was a little slow but pleasant.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food & service.
A definite go to restaurant.

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Meghan
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The ambiance and atmosphere was really cute and really romantic for my boyfriend and I. We sat under the tent outside that was all lit up at night. I was a bit disappointed with my food and the wait time. We ordered a shrimp cocktail and it took about 40 minutes to come out, not sure if the waitress forgot because it came out right after I had to mention/ask if it was coming out. We were enjoying ourselves so I didn't mind waiting for dinner but for a basic shrimp cocktail, it seemed extremely long. Our food came out about 2 minutes after we received the shrimp. I ordered the filet medallions, medium well to medium. They came out cool and red. I had to send them back and even when they came out again, they were still pretty red. I was tired of waiting so I just ate what I could and saved what I couldn't eat and would just microwave it when I got home instead. The drinks were good and the server was pleasant. Just a little disappointed with how rare my steak came out two times after being cooked. I would go back but would stay away from anything that requires a temperature when being cooked/prepared.

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vipSaral
Miami
122 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Loved the smokehouse selections. Salads were wonderful! Will definitely be back! 5 star!

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JoyG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our 30th Anniversary and it was wonderful! I highly recommend this place,

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vipJillian
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful atmosphere inside and ample outdoor seating. Friendly staff.
Ordered chicken Marsala served over angel hair pasta-chicken way over spiced with garlic and rosemary, swimming in a strong wine sauce, nothing like traditional Marsala. Not good at all. Halibut special was good. Salad was a dull, warm spring mix out of a bag, lousy dressing. Dessert just ok.
Would only go back for drinks.

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love they place. the new owners have done a fantastic job updating. The inn and dining room, bar and outdoor dining look great. The staff they hired are professional, friendly, and local. They hustle and know their stuff. The menu choices are classic New England, but they also have delicious bbq. Who would have thought. Thanks you for taking a classic place that had fallen down and making it great. We will be back!

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Belle
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Renovations are beautiful. 2nd time there for dinner ......probably won’t go back. (Maybe next summer will try again). Both times I wanted to love my dinner and both times I left disappointed. Food very mediocre and service very slow. Maybe they should rethink menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Birthday dinner. Took awhile to get

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EmilyM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner immensely. Nice ambiance, great food, energetic and friendly service.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Macy, was helpful throughout the meal. The food was really good. Yes, I will return. If you like spice, go for the shrimp & grits.

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Jbdmb
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Great drinks. Quality food. Perfect under the tene

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haryn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, service and ambience.
Food was very good and very fresh.
BreAd was amazing!

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LBGoo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The waitress was a total professional and GREAT. The tuna encrusted steak wasn't edible. It tasted like a flax seed cracker and the portions are tiny. The place is gorgeous and has a nice vibe about it. Do not sit outside at night though, you will get eaten alive by mosquitoes.

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vipdavidj205
New England
38 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn't been in a few years, but they did a good job in socially distancing tables and food was good

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CherylQ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We loved the salads, loved the fried zucchini, shrimp and grits and strawberry shortcake.

the special porterhouse steak was a disappointment . It was a flat and almost as thin as a pancake for $40.

the ambience was great. Its a beautiful place. We definitely would go again !

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Annie
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and atmosphere eating outdoors !

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Shelter Harbor Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.